Entrance to the site museum of Teotihuacan ("the place where men becomes god").

Entrance to the site museum of Teotihuacan ("the place where men becomes god").

 Architectural crest or crenellation with representation of a bird pouring water from his beak.

Architectural crest or crenellation with representation of a bird pouring water from his beak.

 Fragment of a mural painting displaying geometric designs. The representation of angeles and circles is common among the decorations on public buildings. 

Fragment of a mural painting displaying geometric designs. The representation of angeles and circles is common among the decorations on public buildings. 

 Flora. The different representations of flora involve concepts of life and fertility. A polychromes vase with painting in fresco of the figure of a plant, probably cotton.

Flora. The different representations of flora involve concepts of life and fertility. A polychromes vase with painting in fresco of the figure of a plant, probably cotton.

 Anthropomorphic brazier in which we can see a portion of the face of a bearded person with the lips parted, out of which comes a bifurcated tongue.It wears a circular ear spool decorated with small, round appliqués on the edge. It also wears a two-stranded necklace of spherical beads.

Anthropomorphic brazier in which we can see a portion of the face of a bearded person with the lips parted, out of which comes a bifurcated tongue.It wears a circular ear spool decorated with small, round appliqués on the edge. It also wears a two-stranded necklace of spherical beads.

 Social Classes: Merchants and Specialists. The presentation display the same physical characteristics typical of the Teotihuacan style.

Social Classes: Merchants and Specialists. The presentation display the same physical characteristics typical of the Teotihuacan style.

 The differences in headdress and ornamentation shows the existence of a middle levels in the Teotihuacan social hierarchy. Emphasis is upon the clothing and adornment of the personages.

The differences in headdress and ornamentation shows the existence of a middle levels in the Teotihuacan social hierarchy. Emphasis is upon the clothing and adornment of the personages.

 Circle and stars. Fragment of a composition formed by two five-pointed stars (upper and lower), oriented in red and an irregular circle inside. The stars are alternated with red lobed shapes and green circles on the inside.

Circle and stars. Fragment of a composition formed by two five-pointed stars (upper and lower), oriented in red and an irregular circle inside. The stars are alternated with red lobed shapes and green circles on the inside.

 Social classes: Priests and Rulers. In the vessel fragment two series of personages are shown: those above, on foot, in movement and with the hands in offering position; those below are seated. All are luxuriously dressed and ornamented.

Social classes: Priests and Rulers. In the vessel fragment two series of personages are shown: those above, on foot, in movement and with the hands in offering position; those below are seated. All are luxuriously dressed and ornamented.

 Incense braziers for ceremonial use and ritual areas. The mold-made decorations adoring these pieces represent flowers, butterflies and shields arranged around a central anthropomorphic mask.

Incense braziers for ceremonial use and ritual areas. The mold-made decorations adoring these pieces represent flowers, butterflies and shields arranged around a central anthropomorphic mask.

  Sun Pyramid and the Teotihuacan Diorama at the Teotihuacan Museum.

Sun Pyramid and the Teotihuacan Diorama at the Teotihuacan Museum.

 Pigmentation of the cadavers was achieved by placing a large quantity of cinnabar over the shroud of the deceased, which, upon decomposition of the flesh, absorbed into the bone.

Pigmentation of the cadavers was achieved by placing a large quantity of cinnabar over the shroud of the deceased, which, upon decomposition of the flesh, absorbed into the bone.

 Grave burials were not part of Teotihuacan cultural patterns. Nevertheless, several have been found in cultural contexts with a strong foreign component. This example corresponds to a tomb delineated by stone walls which contains a group of skulls and associated offering of ceramic, obsidian and conch. Ritual practice of human sacrifice and decapitation are evidenced.

Grave burials were not part of Teotihuacan cultural patterns. Nevertheless, several have been found in cultural contexts with a strong foreign component. This example corresponds to a tomb delineated by stone walls which contains a group of skulls and associated offering of ceramic, obsidian and conch. Ritual practice of human sacrifice and decapitation are evidenced.

 Burials found at the "Temple of the feathered serpent". This group of skeletons corresponds to four female individuals, whose ornamentation consists of earflaps of conch and necklace made of beads from the same material. Part of the offering consists of obsidian projectile points and slate disk positioned at the posterior, at the hight of the thigh.

Burials found at the "Temple of the feathered serpent". This group of skeletons corresponds to four female individuals, whose ornamentation consists of earflaps of conch and necklace made of beads from the same material. Part of the offering consists of obsidian projectile points and slate disk positioned at the posterior, at the hight of the thigh.

 A vessel with different representations of the god Tlaloc. With a bolt of lightning in hand, also identify him as the god of Thunder.

A vessel with different representations of the god Tlaloc. With a bolt of lightning in hand, also identify him as the god of Thunder.

 Artistic manifestations. Some of these pieces were recovered from what were funeral offerings. The quality of work that was applied to them is clearly discernible.

Artistic manifestations. Some of these pieces were recovered from what were funeral offerings. The quality of work that was applied to them is clearly discernible.

 Material from the Maya zone. Some of the sites in the Maya area in which Teotihuacan cultural elements have beed discovered are in Campeche, Yucatan, Belice and Guatemala. The vessel presented indicate a distant interchange with these great cultural area of southeast Mesoamerica.

Material from the Maya zone. Some of the sites in the Maya area in which Teotihuacan cultural elements have beed discovered are in Campeche, Yucatan, Belice and Guatemala. The vessel presented indicate a distant interchange with these great cultural area of southeast Mesoamerica.

  Teotihuacan-style mask, Classical period.

Teotihuacan-style mask, Classical period.

 Stone heads form the Temple of the Feathered Serpent.

Stone heads form the Temple of the Feathered Serpent.

 Ornament outside of the Site Museum.

Ornament outside of the Site Museum.

 View over the site museum to the pyramid of the sun.

View over the site museum to the pyramid of the sun.